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HER GOOD FORTUNE
After Years Spent In Vain Effort.
Mrs. Mary E. H. Rouse , of Cam
bridge , N. Y. "
, says : "Five years ago
I had n bad fall and it
affected my kidneys.
Severe pains in my
hack and hips became
s V/P-A/ : constant , nnd sharp
, i isSiV twinges followed any
exertion. The kidney
secretions wcro badly
disordered. I lost
flesh nnd grew too
-weak to work. Though constantly
using medicine I despaired of being
cured until I began using Doan's
Kidney Pills. Then relief came
< iulcky ) , and In a short time I was
completely cured. I am now in ex
cellent health. "
Sold by all dealers. CO cents n box.
Foster-Mllburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
PICNIC FOR THE PUP.
Win Devotion to Duty Rewarded by
A Boston bulldog owned by George
II. Clapp was so determined to cap
ture n. woodchuck which he had chased
into Its don that ho followed after and
staid In the hole all night.
When the dog had got his jaws
about the enemy ho found that he
could not get out owing to the small
slzo of the animal's hole.
Rather than lose his prey the dog
retained his hold on the woodchuck
over night , and was helped out by his
master In the morning. The dog was
nearly exhausted , and revived after
feeding and drinking In a curious man
Ho consumed about two quarts of
unguarded ice cream , which had been
set aside for a party , and capped the
climax by falling Into a bucket of lem
onade. Worcester ( Mass. ) Telegram.
CURED HER CHILDREN.
Girls Suffered with Itching Eczema <
Baby Had a Tender Skin , Too-
Relied on Cutlcura Remedies.
"Some years ago my three little
filrls had a very bad form of eczema.
Itching eruptions formed on the backs
of their heads which were simply cov
ered. I tried almost everything , but
failed. Then my mother recommended
the Cutlcura Remedies. I washed my
children's heads with Cutlcura Soap
and then applied the wonderful oint
ment , Cuticura. I did this four or five
times and I can say that they have
been entirely cured. I have another
Tiaby who is so plump that the folds of
skin on his neck wore broken and even
bled. I used Cutlcura Soap and Cuti
cura Ointment and the next morning
the trouble had disappeared. Mme.
Napoleon Duccppc , 41 Duluth St ,
Montreal , Quo. , May 21. 1907. "
On the Doctor * .
Mrs. Mary G. Baker Eddy , who , of
course , has no faith In medicine , told
a Western Christian Scientist , at ono
of her latest audiences , an anecdote
about a friend of hers.
This friend , a thin and nervous
woman , could not sleep. She visited
her physician and the man said :
"Do you eat anything just before
going to bed ? "
"Oh , no , doctor , " the patient re
"Well , " said the physician , "just
keep a pitcher of milk and some bis
cuit besldo you , and every night , the
last thing you do , make a light meal. "
"But doctor , " cried the lady , "you
told me on no account to eat anything
before retiring. "
"Pooh , pooh , " said the doctor , "that
was three months ago. Science has
made enormous strides since then. "
Cape Cod Fog.
"Yes , " remarked the Down Easter ,
"we do have fog along Capo Cod some
times. One night the fog came up and
In the morning when I went to milk
I couldn't nnd the old cow. Knew
where she was in the habit of lying ,
though , and followed her easy enough.
Got to her just in time , too.
"Why , I just wont through , the hole
she made in the fog sort of a tunnel
like nnd pretty soon I came up to
her. She was almost smothered. You
see the fog had packed ahead of her
nnd she'd jammed her horns Into it
nd got stuck. Had to chop her out.
You may believe it or not , but I'll
show you the cow any time you como
found. " Philadelphia Public Ledger.
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Well Brewed Postum Always Palatable
The flavour of Postum , when boiled
according to directions , Is always the
same mild , distinctive , and palatable.
It contains no harmful substance like
caffeine , the drug In coffee , and hence
may bo used with benefit at all times.
"Believing that coffee was the cause ,
nf my torpid liver , sick headache and
misery in many ways , " writes an Ind.
Jady , "I quit and bought a package of !
Postum about a year ago.
"My husband and I have been so i
well pleased that wo have continued I
So drink Postum over since. Wo like i
the taste of Postum better than coffee ,
as it has always the same pleasant ;
flavour , while coffee changes Its taste i
with about every new combination or
"Since using Postum I have had no '
moro attacks of gall colic , the heavi
ness has left my chest , and the old ,
common , every-day headache is a. |
thing unknown. " "There's a Reason. "
Name given by Postum Co. , Battle 1
Creek , Mich. Read "Tho Road to '
Wellvllle , " in pkgs.
Ever rend the above letter ? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine , true , and full ofhuman ,
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The recent case of hazing at the
West Point Military academy has
again drawn 'the attention of the pub
lic to the fact that the practice still
prevails among the cadets despite the
earnest and determined efforts of the
officials of the academy to stamp It
out. It is a disease of long standing ,
dating back for a century , and no doubt
the germs of the disorder so saturate
the grounds and buildings that it will
perhaps take another generation to
fully destroy the vitality of the hazing
microbe and completely eradicate the
The recent outcropping of hazing
has been in spite of the voluntary
agreement on the part of the corps of
cadets in 1901 to quit the practice and
in direct violation of the drastic laws
passed by congress in the same year ,
but as we have said , a century of sect !
sowing Is still producing its fruitage
There are original documents In ex
istence to prove that hazing began in
the early life of the institution. For
instance , away back in 1814 Gen. Ramsey
soy wrote that the "now cadets sweet
out the rooms and shovel the snow ,
but there Is no hazing.
From this rather Innocent beginning
developed the practices that resulted
in the cadet episode of a few days
ago , when Col. Scott , the superintend
ent at West Point , in obedience to the
mandate of congress as expressed in
the law on hazing , sent to their homes
eight cadets who had been convicted
of hazing , there to await the action o
the secretary of war , who , under the
regulations , as prescribed by congress
had no alternative but to "summarily
expel" the offenders.
That the hazing which began will
the ludicrous acts that characterized
it before the civil war grow Into the
tortures that caused the congresslona
Investigation of 1901 is a matter o
history. In the cadet days of Lee
Grant , and Sheridan , and the othc
great martial figures in American his
tory , the plebes , of course , had the !
stunts to do , but those acts were a :
mild as can be Imagined when com
pared with the modern ways of dolnj
things that wore laid bare in the In
Gen. John M. Schofield is on recon
ns having told the cadet corps , wher
ho was superintendent at West Point
that if the acts that the young men o
that day were guilty of had occurre
before the war there would have bee :
bloodshed before such things woul
have been submitted to. Other olde
olllcers have talked the same way , an
they tell how , according to the trad
tlon , Ulysses S. Giant , Robert E. Leo
Phil Sheridan and Stonewall .Tackso
used to brace themselves as plobc
walking about the plains , "with chi
drawn In and shoulders thrown back.
Hut they didn't drink tabasco sauce
neither did they do eagles till they fe
from exhaustion , as did young Dougla
MacArthur and Pegram of Virginia
the latter a son of the confederate o
fleer of the same name.
Of course , in the history of We *
Point hazing the case that stands ou
above all others was the hazing o
young Oscar liooz of Pennsylvania , t
the rigors of which treatment his fain
lly went before the congressional In
vestlgatlng committee and swore was
duo the tuberculosis of the throat that
eventually caused that poor young fel-
' When Booz dlod the cause of death
was given as throat tuberculosis , and
on December 11 , eight days after his
death , the matter was brought up In
congress , and after the warmest sort
of debate the congressional committee
was appointed to Investigate contll-
lions at West Point.
The father of Cadet I3ooz told the
Brooke board that his son had refused -
fused to his dying day to disclose the
names of the cadets who had torment
ed him with such relentlcssness that
the boy was finally compelled to send
In his resignation ns a cadet. He said
that his son told him , In addition to
the tabasco treatment , that ono of the
things they did to him at West Point
was to pull the bedclothes off of him
at night nnd then pour melted wax on
Is bare body. His mother tcstlfled |
lint her son wrote her that the cadets
t West Point were "brutes and bul-
But the boards that Investigated had
lioir hands full getting the cadets to
alk , as Is shown on every page of the
ecords of the proceedings. Cadet after
tadet would admit having boon sub-
ected to the melted wax treatment ,
nd other innocent tortures , but they
vero loath to tell the name of the
oung man who melted the wax and
: id the pouring.
"I put my linger In the sauce , " said
ino cadet witness , "and was told to
ick it. I made an awful face , and
ickod the wrong linger. "
"I officiated at a rat funeral , " said
"What Is a rat funeral ? " asked a
nember of the investigating board.
'A rather simple little affair , " an
swered the cadet with a smile , "and it
didn't do anybody any harm. The rat
ivas caught and killed , and wo were
ordered to glvo him a funeral. The
rodent was placed in a little box that
ooked like a coflln , and tills box was
) laced on a table and surrounded by
'our lighted candles. Then a white
owel arranged to look like a shroud
was placed over the box , and the fu
neral ceremonies began. Wo read a
ew extracts from the 'black book , '
( the cadet name of the book of regula
tions ) . Then wo placed flowers on the
casket. There was a song or two , and
then the rat was taken away to bo
The cadets admitted that they were
compelled to crow like roosters ; that
they had to climb the rldgo polo ,
brace , exercise , ono fellow admitting
that ho stood on his head in a bath-
ub full of water , nnd adding that It
did not hurt him. The investigation
also made public for the first time
what a cadet has to do to qualify , as
the cadets put it , for the mess hall.
Here is how a cadet explained dining
oem qualifying :
"First wo were given a largo dish
full of prunes , the exact number of
which was 85 , and wo wore required
to cat all of them at one sitting. Then
we were given a bowl of molasses and
told to swallow that , after which wo
tried to cat six slices of dry bread.
The molasses test sometimes took two
or three trials before we could accom
plish it. "
Young Phil Sheridan had to ride
around the campus on a broomstick ,
the exercise being Intended to remind
those that saw him that ho was a son
of the commander made famous In
"Sheridan's Ride. " Ulysses S. Grant ,
3d , used to get up and shout : "I will
fight it out along these lines if it takes
all pummer , " while ,1. M. Hobson , Jr. , a
brother of the naval commander , had
to tell over and over again the story
of his brother's exploit at Santiago.
Of course there were singing , speak
ing , bracing , and exercising galore , besides
sides all this.
Of the ofllcers who have grown up
since the civil war , all tell of their
experiences as plebes , but it is Inter
estlng to note that almost to a man
they have- forgotten about the real
strenuous things they had to do.
Curious Russian Law.
Russia has a law which to outside
observers seems almost to put
premium on theft , by which stolen
goods become the property of the
thief If ho can prove that ho has had
possession of them for over five years
In the thieves' market which Is , of
course , licensed by the police goods
that admittedly have been stolor
( moro than five years before ) are
openly offered for sale , and the place
is a veritable Mecca for the light-fin
gored gentry and their enterprising
friends , as also for the more hones
members of society , who secure many
a tempting bargain.
Cow's Huge Yield of Milk.
Both the open milking trial and the
butter test at the show of the Tim-
bridge Wells and Southeastern Coun
ties society ( Kng. ) were won by a
cow belonging to Messrs. Green Bros. ,
Goring , which gave the astonishing
quantity of 77 pounds 12 ounces , equiv
alent to more than 7j gallons of milk ,
during the 21 hours. This milk was
so rich In fat that the cream after
separation produced 3 pounds 9V
ounces of buttor.
FENCING FIELDS FOR THE
PASTURING OF LIVE STOCK
Wliul It Costs and Why It Pays By I ) . A. Gaumnltz , M. S. ,
Ajrr. , Minnesota.
bo l t "l i
Temporary Fen-cfnu , |
cl for less than live
cents per day ,
while at the present price of grain and
Average Annual Cost of Fencing.
\Klnd \ of Fence ;
2G" ribbon , - b. wires , poata 1 rod apart
2 b. wires , pasta Z rods apart
2 b. wires , postu 1 rod apart
3 b. wires , posts 2 rods npart
3 b. wlrea. pont3 1 % rods apart
3 b. wires , posts 1 rod apart . - . .
Any f enco
Any fcnco ,
Any f cnco
Any f cnco
Any fence ,
Any f enco
Any fence ,
Note. The lust three columns of ( Inures
In the above tnblo arc offered for the con
venience of tlioso who wish to know the
approximate annual cost of any Riven
fence. The figures arc obtained by divid
ing the cost per rod of the fence by the
number of years It IH expected to last and
adding to this the Interest on the uvor-
hay It costs on the average farm from
8 to 12 cents per day to feed the same
cow in the barn.
Experiments show that as muoh
pork can bo mada frc.n ono aero of
good pasture as from ono ton of shorts
or corn. The cost of these feeds
varies from $15 to $20 per ton. An
aero of pasture will save , then , from
$1C to $20 worth of feed. It is quite
evident that In the economical pro
duction of animal products good pas
tures are an Important factor.
The reason more and bettor hog
pastures are not used is chiefly duo
to the fact that hog fences are quite
expensive. The advent of the woven
wire fence Is overcoming this feature
and now land may bo fenced hog tight
at an annual cost of from ? 1 to $2.50
per acre , depending on the slzo and
shape of Holds fenced and cost of
For temporary fences for hogs many
farmers use only a plain woven wlro
ribbon 21 or 2G inches high , put up on
small posts or stakes sot from ono to
tods npart. The host kind of posts to
use for such work are about throo-
Inch posts , six feet long , well shar
pened , nnd the corners rounded off on
the upper end so they will not split
In driving. Holes may bo made rapIdly -
Idly with a crowbar nnd then two or
three good blows with a post maul will
make the posts solid enough for tem
porary nso. Such posts are easily
taken out when It is desired to move
the fence. It IH much caslor to fence
hogs into n cornfield than to fence
them out , and , an a rule , they do not
make much effort to got out. In case
they do attempt to get out , a barbed
wire stretched along the bottom , or
stakes ono or two foot long driven
between posts and left just enough
above the ground so that the bottom of
the wire ribbon may bn stapled to
them will keep them on the right Jdo.
Such fencing will cost from ! 10 to 4P
cents per rod. The amount of fencing
\ised and the methods employed in
handling It ( see accompanying table )
will make the cost vary from $ t.CO to
three dollars per acre. This will un
doubtedly prove moro profitable In
many cases than husking the corn
and feeding In the yard , especially if
there Is a good growth of rape or other
catch crop that the hogs can get at
the same tlmo they arc getting the
corn. In case this is not done , it IH
moro economical to snap corn that
Is to bo fed ut once than to carefully !
Fencing intelligently done offers ono
of the safest Investments of any of
( ho farm Improvements , Not alone Is It
valuable to Inclose the regular pasture ,
but it often makes possible the pastur
ing off of grain nnd corn fields after bar
age annual investment. To Illustrate how
these figures may bo used , lot us consider
the fencing required prr aero to Inclose
the IIOR paddocks on fnrm shown In Flp.
21. Sixteen rods of fcnulng In required
per acre. If the fencing costs 5Go per rod , '
and will last eight years , the cent per
your Is 8.7c 8,7cxlfl equals $1,39 , or aver-
ugo annual cost of fence per acre.
vesting , thus saving from ten cents to
llvo dollars an acre , which would oth
erwise bo wasted. However , like any
other investment , it should bo made
only when careful reasoning shows It
to bo advisable.
"FARMERS MUST KEEP UP ROADS. "
"POSTOFF1CI3 DEPARTMENT MAKES
RULING AFKECTINO RURAL
These headlines appeared in the
Chicago Inter Ocean July 21. It is par-
tlnent to ask why the farmers must
'I ' *
* * *
A Good Way to Brace a Corner Post.
\ \ \
A Good Hog Fenco.
keep up the roads. The roads are
public property they belong to all
nro used by all and all are benefited
by them. The sender of a letter to a
farmer served by rural delivery maybe
bo Just as much interested In its delivery
livery as the ono who receives It
Mail delivery IH a public service per
formed over public properly. Good
roads help the farmer more than anyone
ono else , but they are not the only
ones benefited. The country merchant
chant and every ono who consumes
farm products gain by good roads. The
fair way. the oqultablo way and the
only successful way to get good roads
Is by state aid , I. o. , the state from the
general tax levy or a bond Issue to pay
half the cost and tax everybody for It.
FULLY FILLED THE DILL.
Aunt Mandy Was Thoroughly Satisfied
with New Husband ,
Aunt Mandy is an old colored worn-
n who for years has done washing
or several families. She has had
ovcral matrimonial experiences , and
when her last husband died ono of
icr customers attempted to condole
"I was very sorry to hear of your
niBband'a death , Aunt Mandy , " uho
"Ya'as , ma'am , " said Aunt Mandy.
'Ho ' was a pow'ful good man. "
"What did ho dlo of ? "
"Ah really don't know , ma'am. "
"You don't know- Gracious !
Wouldn't the doctor tell you ? "
"Ah didn't hnvo no doctah , ma'am , "
aid Aunt Mandy. "Ho jes done died
i nalch'ral death. "
It wasn't long , however , before Aunt
landy had another husband ,
"I hear you nro married again , " re
marked her patron ono day.
Ya'ns , ma'am , " giggled Aunt Mandy.
'I was done married las' Sunday. "
"And Is your now husband eiiual to
ho last ? "
"Ya'as , Indeody , ma'am , " said Aunt
rlandy. "Ilo'u jes as equal , if not
WHAT DID JOHNNY MEANT
Johnny'a Pa See hero , young man.
How do you expect to get oh If you
never see things ? You must look for
things always keep looking ns I do.
Jolmny Gee !
A Unanimous Vote.
A Gorman-American who had re
cently arrived at the estate of riches
attended his first banquet. The wlno
s particularly vile , and GO several
sentlomon who were seated near the
ormnu were qulta satisfied to have
lilm empty the bottles that had been
sot apart for their common use.
Neither the quality nor the quantity
of the wlno in the least disturbed the
Teuton , and , after draining the last
; lass , ho looked around Jovially and
said : "Shontlemon , I haf now drunk
en all your wlno nnd oafcd you the
trouble ot trlnking vat you did not
like. I tlnk you ought to vote mo a
public tank. " They did. Llpplncott's.
Thoreau's Sensible Answer.
When the forest-haUntlng hermit
Thorcau lay on Ills deathbed , n Gal-
vinistlc friend cnllud to make inquiry
regarding Ills soul. "Henry , " ho said ,
anxiously , "have you iiindo your peace-
with God ? " "John , " replied the dying
naturallat , In a whisper , "I didn't
know that God and myself had quar
reled ! "
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